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Falcons Take Wild, 49-34, Win At Foothill

Colfax squares season record at 4-4; Keeps Hopes Alive
By: Gold Country News Services
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NORTH HIGHLANDS - Thanks to surviving a wild fourth quarter, the Colfax High football team's playoff hopes are still alive. Trying to become playoff eligible, the Falcons squared their season record at 4-4 and broke into the Pioneer Valley League win column by holding off upset minded Foothill, 49-34, here Friday night in a wild PVL contest that saw the two squads combine to score six touchdown's in the game's final 10 minutes. The win for the Falcons keeps Colfax in line for a CIF Sac-Joaquin Section post season berth. The Falcons will probably have to win one of their final two regular season games, either next Friday versus Placer or Nov. 2 at Lincoln to have a shot at earning an at-large berth. "Nothing's easy for us," said Colfax coach Tony Martello. "We're a little nicked up right now but the kids really hung in there. I can't be prouder of their efforts this season." Colfax seemingly had the contest under control when they used one of four Tim Rawlins' touchdown runs on the night to build a 35-14 lead with 10 minutes left in the game. But from there the contest turned into a track meet as the host Mustangs scored 20 unanwsered points to pull within 35-34 with just over four minutes to go. However, from there, Colfax used a six-yard run by Rawlins for one score and a 28-yard touchdown pass from Michael Wilson to Kyle Bryant to ice the victory. Colfax led 7-0 after a quarter following an 8-yard touchdown run by Rawlins. Foothill tied the count at 7-7 but the Falcons went into halftime ahead 21-7 after Chas Resinger caught a 12-yard scoring pass from Wilson and Rawlins, who rushed for 172 yards on 28 carries, added another six-yard effort. The two squads then traded third quarter touchdowns before the wild fourth quarter saw 41 total points go on the scoreboard. Wilson enjoyed a good night passing as he hit on 25 of 40 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns. His big targets were Reisinger who caught 10 balls for 108 yards and Bryant who had eight grabs for 158 yards. On defense, Logan Nicholas had a pass interception while Alex Nevarez and Mario Margherita also were creidted with good games. Henry Freer also set up one of Colfax's scores with a long punt return. Colfax's JVs 40-0 - The Falcons improved to 6-2 overall on the season and 2-1 in PVL action with the win.